Dallas Cowboys: 5 bold predictions for the upcoming season

17 Jul 1998: General view of helmets lined up during the 1998 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp at the Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport
17 Jul 1998: General view of helmets lined up during the 1998 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp at the Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport /

The Dallas Cowboys have given us a lot to talk about so far this offseason. Here are five bold predictions I have for the upcoming season.

With training camp kicking off next month, now is the perfect time to look into the future and try to make a few bold predictions about the Dallas Cowboys upcoming regular season.

From the future of the tight end position, to a newcomer along the interior defensive line and a sixth rounder becoming the Cowboys next starting safety; here’s my best shot of five bold predictions for Dallas in 2018.

Prediction #1 – Blake Jarwin will be the starting tight end and has 600-yards receiving and six touchdowns.

Jarwin will beat out Rico Gathers, Geoff Swaim, and Dalton Schultz for the starting tight end position. Jarwin with his ability to block skills will put him far ahead of the rest of the field. What will really separate him will be his ability to get up the field and score points. Jarwin will cause havoc up the seam and in the red-zone. He will help the Cowboys open up the offense.

Prediction #2 – Jihad Ward will get 8.0 sacks and a new contract with the Cowboys

Ward has been a dominant force so far this offseason with the Cowboys. Now with the four-game suspension on David Irving, Ward can make sure he can secure his place as the three tech.

Ward is going to reward the Cowboys with consistent pressure up the middle and eight sacks. The Cowboys have missed this type of production up the middle and they will reward him with a nice new contract and let David Irving leave in free agency.

Prediction #3 – Kavon Frazier will finish the season as the starting strong safety.

Jeff Heath is penciled in as the starting strong safety but his poor tackling in the box and poor angles will cause him to be benched.

In comes Frazier who will solidify the position with his ability to tackle in the open field. He will also cause receivers to think twice about coming across the middle for a pass. Frazier will end the season with three interceptions and be fifth on the team in tackles.

Predictions #4 – The Dallas Cowboys will not win the division but will get a wildcard spot.

Cowboys fans are expecting the team to regain their spot at the top of the NFC East this season with Ezekiel Elliott returning. Sorry to say that will not happen this season. The Eagles will keep their spot at the top but by only two games. The Dallas Cowboys will finish the season and enter the playoffs as a wildcard team.

Prediction #5 – Xavier Woods will prove the Cowboys right not to trade for Earl Thomas.

Woods has been studying Earl Thomas this offseason. So it’s only fitting that with the coaching of Kris Richards and Woods will make the Cowboys front office look like geniuses. Thomas was the talk of the offseason leading up to the draft and Woods will make him an afterthought.

His ability to cover the center of the field and defend the deep ball is going to shine this season. Woods will end up with five interceptions and be 3rd on the team in tackles.

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